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WARNER/POLLACK: The Nicotine Fix

America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all... This mixed-modality tobacco-control regulatory strategy would
The Atlantic Monthly
added Nov 13, 2014 14:58
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Bill: Of consumer rights and economic interests?

The recent public hearing on the proposed Tobacco Bill, in Abuja, again provided the public, especially those at both ends of the tobacco debate, to air their views on tobacco and the industry, described by analysts as contributing over N100 billion in r
Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added Nov 11, 2014 11:12
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[Switzerland] Uruguay Presents Defense Against Philip Morris Tobacco Lawsuit

Uruguay has presented a 500 page document to defend itself against an international lawsuit challenging the country's tough tobacco packaging regulations. The claim was brought by Philip Morris, the global tobacco giant, at the World Bank's International
CorpWatch
added Nov 12, 2014 11:13
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TRIPS Council Debates: Tobacco Packaging, Non-Violation Disputes, Innovation, Health Waiver, UNCTAD ($$)

This week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization body governing intellectual property issues addressed a long agenda, reflecting continued divergence on regular items, such as... sustained discussions on plain packaging for tobacco products.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Nov 8, 2014 15:18
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Plain packaging: the clash of entrenched views - Blog

the debate will be likely played out in just these political circles rather than legal ones, unless the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sides with those challenging Australia's tobacco packaging regime. Unfortunately, the WTO has now held over its ruling u
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:43
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[UK] Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

the invention described takes the idea further by suggesting that its e-cig would include a puff-detecting sensor, and that its USB connection could do more than just provide power to the device's batteries.
The Register (uk)
added Oct 13, 2014 10:34
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The Cigarette That Charges for Every Puff

A recent patent from Phillip Morris imagines a web-connected e-cig. It could help users quit—but it could also open their pipe up to tracking and hacking.
The Atlantic Monthly
added Oct 10, 2014 14:03
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[Australia] France Proposes Tough Antismoking Measures

Tobacconists and cigarette producers in France reacted angrily ... “They aren’t attacking the problem of smoking; they are attacking a network of 27,000 small businesses.”... “We are not an island like Australia,” said Eric Sensi, corporate affairs dire
New York Times
added Sep 25, 2014 18:27
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Intellectual Property and the E-cigarette Boom

With its rapid growth and ongoing technical innovation, the e-cigarette industry is exciting to watch. Intellectual property protections already have proven crucial to this industry, as shown by the past and ongoing patent litigation, as well as the expl
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Sep 25, 2014 17:44
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Tabac : le paquet de cigarettes «neutre» sans logo bientôt en France [Tobacco: the cigarette pack "neutral" without logo soon in France]

EXCLUSIVE - The head of state wants to hit hard while more than a quarter of the French smoke. Tobacco companies may cons-attack by lawsuits. The electronic cigarette will not be taxed, but better managed.
Les Echos (fr)
added Sep 24, 2014 11:32
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